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Responsive Design is Key to Success

New Village Media crafts Websites aimed to provide an optimal viewing experience - easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning and scrolling. Your site should work across a wide range of devices - from mobile phone to desktop computer monitors. Our Web designers create flexible images and content that easily adapt the layout of your site to the viewing environment.

In addition to making sites easier to view on a multitude of devices, what is shown on cell phones can be different than what desktop computer viewers see. Some organizations prioritize the information that cell phone visitors see: drop ads, promotional boxes and sometimes even photos, from the desktop versions. 

Key ingredients of sites using responsive design techniques include: fewer primary navigation options, large photos, larger font sizes, extra white space, big tappable buttons for call-to-action purposes, and longer scrolling on pages. Organizations may also want to focus on providing easy to understand infographics whenever possible instead of text. 

Other design features that should be considered in a new responsive site include: removing social media icons from the top of a site's page design and moving them to the footer instead. Use social media plug-ins when possible instead of simple linked buttons so site viewers are able to like a Facebook page or other social media site without redirecting visitors away from the original site.